How To Add A Custom Ringtone To Your Nexus 4 or Nexus 5


In this tutorial I will show you how to add a custom ringtone to your Nexus 4 device running Jelly Bean. Please note that this is the same for those who have the Nexus 5 running KitKat 4.4, and I have tested Rings Extended with the new Nexus 5.

When you first get your Nexus 4 and try to change the ringtone from one of the built-in ones, you’ll quickly find that it’s not quite as simple as it should be. The easiest way by far that I have found is to install an app called Rings Extended that will allow you to choose from various music files that you have downloaded and select any one of these as your tone of choice.

Firstly either head over to The Play Store via your Nexus 4 or Nexus 5 device and search for Rings Extended. Select it and install. If you don’t have your phone to hand, then go to The Play Store via your PC and do the same. If you are going to download the app via The Play Store it will give you a choice as to which device you wish to install it on (should you have more than one Android device). Simply select your device and hit install. It will send the app to your handset and install it for you.

Now you have installed Rings Extended, open the app and hit Sound Settings on the first screen. This will then open your Sound Settings area, so just select Phone Ringtone to see the available choices.

Rings Extended Choices

You may have more or fewer options available to you depending on what other media options you use. I have a Google Music, Ringdroid, ES File Explorer and Dropbox account that has my ringtones attached. If you have downloaded the MP3 ringtone and wish to use that then select Media Ringtones and you should see it there. You can still select from the built-in ones as well should you want to by choosing Built-in ringtones. The other way, and easier way to store your ringtones, is to connect your phone to your PC, then Browse to your Android via My Computer and place your ringtones in the Ringtones folder.

Once you have selected your tone of choice, for me it was the Game of Thrones intro music, hit OK.

Select Nexus 4 Ringtone

That’s it.

If you want to get the Game of Thrones ringtone for yourself, then I got it via Zedge


  1. thanks allot

  2. Anonymous says:

    Excellent thank, nice and easy steps

  3. Thnx for ringtone selection assistence….

  4. Thanks for this – works beautifully for all my sound selection needs.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for the advice. Much appreciated

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thanks, soooooo simple, you are the missile not the bomb, lol

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